Best of Boston

2015 Best Cinema, Independent

The Brattle Theatre

In a time when Hollywood seems to have lost its way (Mortdecai, anyone?), places like the Brattle Theatre stand as beacons of hope. Rather than subject you to Let’s Be Cops on three screens, the Brattle offers area premieres of independent films, Charlie Chaplin’s 100th birthday celebration, the annual Boston LGBT Film Festival, a week of avant-garde Polish cinema, and a newly restored print of Jaws. All of this, plus the warm feeling you get from supporting a local nonprofit theater, and the additional warmth provided by the local beer and wine available at the concession stand.

40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-876-6837,